Gardening with Colour at Coton Manor

Gardening with Colour at Coton Manor

The story of Coton Manor garden - voted the Nation’s Favourite Garden in 2019 by garden visitors in conjunction with English Garden magazine and the National Gardens Scheme

Voted ‘The Nation’s Favourite Garden’ in 2019 by garden visitors in conjunction with English Garden magazine and the National Gardens Scheme, featured in the 2022 Channel 5 series on ‘Great British Gardens’, and described by Country Life as a ‘Symphony of colour where flamingos mix with flowers’, the garden at Coton Manor, in Northamptonshire, is a dream and a joy – and the passion of owner and hands-on gardener Susie Pasley-Tyler.

In this book, Susie Pasley-Tyler charts how her love of gardening was born at Coton and imparts what she has learned over the past thirty years of developing its many and varied sites, the discoveries that have come to her, the mistakes she has made (and how they were repaired), and above all the sheer delight to be gained from gardening.

Andrew Lawson, pre-eminent garden photographer and colour guru, says, ‘Susie Pasley-Tyler’s passion for her garden is infectious. Perhaps there should be a health warning that this book will make you want to follow her example, and think again about your own garden.’

Experienced and novice gardeners alike will be encouraged and enlightened by Susie Pasley-Tyler’s account of being at the helm of one of the finest gardens in England.

Susie Pasley-Tyler spends most of her time gardening at Coton Manor. For many years she also ran, and lectured in, the Garden School at Coton.

Andrew Lawson is revered as one of the world’s leading garden photographers and as the author of The Gardener’s Book of Colour (Pimpernel, 2015).

"Susie writes with enthusiasm in a flowing and relaxed style, and has taken glorious photographs throughout the year. Above all, what comes across is her delight in the garden, the enjoyment of working with plants, and things that make her smile."

Garden Design Journal Susie White

"Full of invaluable advice...The colour pictures are excellent and I have already taken pages of notes, forcing me to revisit my own garden’s planting.

Books by long-term owners of good private gardens raise our sights. They are a genre in which English gardeners excel. Anyone with a terrace, big pots or a new or old garden, especially in the country, will find new guidance in Gardening with Colour at Coton Manor."

Financial Times Robin Lane-Fox

"[The book] is like having an experienced friend on hand to show you exactly which plants to grow, and how and where to use them."

English Garden

"The supporting photographs by Andrew Lawson are plentiful, as they should be, and very true to the garden, but it is the planting information that makes this a book worth buying for anyone wanting help with their own garden."

Country Life Tiffany Daneff

"[the author] charts how her passion for gardening developed, and shares her learnings and mistakes over the past 30 years."

Gardens Illustrated
The Pimpernel Press Ltd
The Pimpernel Press Ltd
Product Format
235 x 187
Publication Date
Feb 8, 2024
Country of Manufacture
Number of Pages